Hugh Cuming

Hugh Cuming

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hugh Cuming (14 February 1791 - 10 August 1865) was an English collector who was interested in natural history, particularly in conchology and botany. He has been described as the "Prince of Collectors." Born in England, he spent a number of years in Chile where he became a successful businessman. He used the money he saved to buy a ship that was specifically built for collecting specimens, and travelled extensively on collecting trips amassing many thousands of specimens. After his death, much of his material was bought by the Natural History Museum in London. A number of species are named after him.
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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135695029
  • 9786135695021